OSTC’s ‘Born Yesterday’ Dialogue Blasts Out of the Past

By: Rob Borkowski on February 1, 2017 in Good Times

WARWICK, RI — The theme and story of Ocean State Theatre’s masterfully executed ‘Born Yesterday,’ about an uncouth crook seeking Washington DC influence in the company of an under-estimated showgirl, references contemporary political themes so aptly you might think the 1946 play was penned within the last few months, or adapted for the times with fresh dialogue.

OSTC’s ‘White Christmas’ Packs Holiday Delights

By: Rob Borkowski on December 7, 2016 in Good Times

Before Ocean State Theatre moved to Warwick on Jefferson Boulevard, artistic director Aimee Turner set her sights on “White Christmas,” and vied for rights to the show for four years before landing it for their 36th production — a well-performed dose of holiday cheer and songs marshaled to save a flagging Vermont inn — with a lot of heart, a surprise flip, and a nod to local Rhode Islanders.

‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’ Leaps into Action at Ocean State Theatre

By: Rob Borkowski on October 7, 2016 in Good Times

The kid can dance — with a seventh-grader’s energy harnessed by gymnastic skill and the talent you’d expect from Junior Mr. Dance of California — Matthew Dean deftly dims the full force of his considerable ability under the the cloak of the title role namesake’s ignorance of and inexperience with dancing in Ocean State Theatre’s ‘Billy Elliot’, and the ultimate reveal is well worth the price of admission.